A 10-foot bronze statue of former US President Ronald Reagan was unveiled in a ceremony on July 4th outside the American embassy in London, joining the statues of Presidents Franklin Roosevelt and Eisenhower, according to The Telegraph.
British foreign secretary William Hague and former US secretary of state Condoleeze Rice were on hand for the ceremony that praised the former president for his efforts to end the Cold War.
Former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher was invited to the ceremony, but was too ill to attend.
Thatcher gave a statement however that read, “Ronald Reagan was a great president and a great man. He held clear principles and acted upon them with purpose. Through his strength and his conviction he brought millions of people to freedom as the Iron Curtain came down.”
Watch a video of the ceremony here:
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